Update: This story has been updated from its original version published on Sept. 26, 2013.
Julio Reyes Copello, Caetano Veloso, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas and Gaby Moreno were among the top 2013 Latin Grammy Awards nominations.
The 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony will bring together artists such as Marc Anthony, Jesse Y Joy, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, Alejandro Sanz, and many more to the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on November 21st.
Colombian producer and composer Julio Reyes Copello is still grinning with joy. The living legend received four nominations in total including Producer of the Year and Record of the Year for his work on Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida.” Copello also produced Alejandro Sanz’s latest hit, “This Game Is Over.” The song, which features Emilie Sandé and Jamie Foxx, continues to chart in Spanish-language radio.
Brazilian composer, artist, and activist Caetano Veloso is no stranger to the Latin Grammys. His shelf at home holds space for nine Latin Grammy awards and he was last year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. He’s up for Record of the Year and Song of the Year again.
It’s also a huge year for Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas. The Argentine rap/funk/rock duo of Dante Spinetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur first began recording under their group name in 1991 but separated just 10 years later to pursue solo careers.
After a number of reunion shows, the duo decided to reunite in 2011 and now find themselves with five Latin Grammy nominations including Best Urban Performance for “Amor” and Best Alternative Album for their album “Chances.”
Latin Grammy Awards nominations
Other artists nominated for Best Alternative Album including Colombian elec-tropical group Bomba Estéreo and Mexican artists Café Tacvba, Natalia Lafourcade, and León Larregui.
The Best New Artist nominations included a diverse number of artists who received their very first Latin Grammy nods. L.A.-based, Guatemalan-born artist Gaby Moreno picked up a nod for her 2012 album “Postales.” Jazz/pop group Quattro all received a nod as did A Band Of Bitches, the latest of project from Plastilina Mosh duo Jonás González and Alejandro Rosso.
The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences was created in 1997 and launched the first annual Latin Grammys in 2000. The awards show celebrates the diverse work of artists in Latin America and the USA in various genres. The full list of nominees can be found at the Latin Grammys’ homepage.